WalesOnline: Delivery scams are on the rise – how to avoid falling victim to ‘brushing’ and ‘smishing’

    A new type of scam, ‘brushing’ involves sending mystery Amazon orders, with fraudsters hoping to boost the ratings of third party sellers.

    “This kind of scam may seem harmless, but it is often a sign of a previously compromised account that has allowed personal data to fall into the hands of cybercriminals,” says Jonathan Miles, head of strategic intelligence and security research at Mimecast ( “It is likely that this would have happened as a result of a data breach.”

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